Reproductive Health

Different life stages are associated with specific women’s sexual and reproductive health issues, including menstruation, fertility, cervical cancer screening, contraception, pregnancy, sexually transmissible infections, chronic health problems(such as endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome) and menopause. Reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, in all matters relating to the reproductive system and to its functions and processes.

Female disorders include:

  • Early or delayed puberty
  • Endometriosis, a condition where the tissue that normally lines the inside of the womb, known as the
    endometrium, grows outside of it
  • Inadequate breastmilk supply
  • Infertility or reduced fertility (difficulty getting pregnant)
  • Menstrual problems including heavy or irregular bleeding
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome, ovaries produce more male hormones than normal
  • Problems during pregnancy
  • Uterine fibroids, noncancerous growths in a woman’s uterus or womb